Movies like Tetro

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Tetro (2009)
 6.8
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Tetro (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.
Style: psychological, serious, talky, enigmatic, intense, clever, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: writers, family relations, musician, family secret, haunted by the past, confession, family life, brother, society, generation gap, love, writing, misfit, injury, road trip, father son relationship, manuscript, secret, lie, interview, ship, birthday, ego, rivalry, family drama ...
Time: future
Place: argentina, new york, usa, south america, patagonia, buenos aires argentina, latin america

Most similar movies to Tetro

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and visually appealing films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, relationships, family relations and loneliness mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Tetro: Through a Glass Darkly (1961), The Brown Bunny (2003), The Substance of Fire (1996), September (1987), The Safety of Objects (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, incest, mental illness, schizophrenia, dysfunctional family, mad, couples, family problems, self destructing, family relations, in-laws, estrangement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, road movie, avant garde ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, haunted by the past, motorcycle race, motorcycle, memory, strong sexual content, driving, prostitute, redemption, introspection, couples, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, los angeles, usa, st. louis missouri ...
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70%
The Substance of Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, haunted by the past, family life, family problems, introspection, siblings relations, dealing with death, parents and children, love and romance, family business, workplace intrigue, human nature ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, family relations, couples, adultery, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, friends, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, couple relations, parents and children, society, suburbs, small town, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, coma ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, musician, self discovery, character study, working class, family problems, identity crisis, americana, irresponsible ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, loss of friend, funeral, alcohol abuse, family problems, loss of parent, parents and children, death of parent, drinking problem, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
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The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, atmospheric, art house, psychological ...
Plot: right hand man, drifter, alcoholic, guru, cult, nudity (full frontal - brief), introspection, psychiatry, mentor, brainwashing, addiction, book ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, future
Place: usa, alabama, pennsylvania, new york, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, enigmatic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, high school, investigation, legal action, road accident, redemption, character study, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 18K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Behind the Red Door (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in New York and New England (but filmed in Newfoundland), Behind the Red Door stars Kyra Sedgwick as Manhattan-based photographer Natalie Haddad, who enjoys success with her strangely gloomy and foreboding camerawork. When her agent and best ...
Style: sincere, serious, psychological, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, estrangement, family life, love and romance, siblings relations, haunted by the past, terminal illness, parents and children, homosexual, death of father, aids ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, human nature, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, drug abuse, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 13K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, human nature, self discovery, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina, manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country:
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, murder, small town, family relations, prophecy, curse, aunt niece relationship, superstition, tavern, all black cast, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, family relations, small town, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Style: serious, touching, meditative, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, writer's life, drug abuse, rising to stardom, couple relations, addiction, looking for love, human nature, nightlife, down on your luck, hotel, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 9K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, suburbs, love, divorce, adultery, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, family life, overdose, friendship, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, stepmother stepson relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, asia, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
What Maisie Knew (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: divorce, childhood, dysfunctional family, marriage, starting over, family in crisis, unsupportive parent, crumbling marriage, family problems, nanny, negligence, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: anti war, family relations, human nature, haunted by the past, battles, siblings relations, parents and children, society, memory, post war, elderly, grandmother ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, serious, disturbing, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, congress, politics, communism, injustice, actor's life, society, power relations, celebrity culture, rich and poor, racism, ventriloquist ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, young lovers, lifestyle, introspection, womanizer, opposites attract, youth, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, romance ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, divorce, suicide, introspection, actor's life, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, midlife crisis, actress, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: switzerland, alps, london, swiss alps, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Celebration (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech ...
Style: suspense, dark humor, talky, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suicide, birthday, secret, child abuse, pedophile, incest, hotel, depression, family relations, family gatherings, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, jealousy, secret, family life, family problems, family gatherings, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: psychological, gloomy, contemplative, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, poet, writers, ocean or sea, hospital, greek, on the road, master and servant, family life, refugees, self discovery, human nature ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 16K
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, culture clash, fish out of water, human nature, disorder, couples, love and romance, couple relations, estrangement, rock, music business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Aloft (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As we follow a mother and her son, we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own and a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, introspection, family problems, healer, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, estrangement, grief, new age, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 92K
Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, 9/11, friends, loss of loved one, tragic event, life changing experience, widow widower, buddies, haunted by the past, alone, character change ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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